Buffalo Bills release first renderings of new NFL arena – with a striking resemblance to Tottenham


‘They’re gonna build the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium… in Buffalo?’: Bills release first renderings of new NFL arena – with a striking resemblance to Spurs’ – after owners hired same designers as Premier League team

  • The Buffalo Bills are building a huge new stadium, and plan to open it in 2026 
  • Team released first renderings to fans on Thursday, and comparisons were made
  • Many believe it looks the same as Tottenham’s new Premier League stadium
  • The Bills have in fact hired the same architects – Populous – as Tottenham used 
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The Buffalo Bills have released the first renderings of their huge new stadium ahead of its completion in 2026 – and it bears a striking resemblance to Tottenham’s new Premier League ground in north London.

Bills fans have been eagerly awaiting the first images of their new home, which will be built across the road from their current Highmark Stadium – and they finally dropped on Thursday.

While many were delighted with the ultra-modern new arena, some noticed the striking resemblance to Spurs – and joked that they were copying the English team.

The Buffalo Bills have announced the first renderings of their huge new stadium, due in 2026

The stadium bears a striking resemblance to Tottenham's and is designed by the same people

The stadium bears a striking resemblance to Tottenham’s and is designed by the same people

The inside of the Bills' new stadium was shown in renderings published on Thursday morning

The inside of the Bills’ new stadium was shown in renderings published on Thursday morning

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Fans took to social media after noticing the similarities between the two ultra-modern arenas

Fans took to social media after noticing the similarities between the two ultra-modern arenas

In fact, that may not be too far from the truth, given the Bills owners have hired the same designers – Populous – as Tottenham did a few years ago.

The Kansas City-based architecture firm has designed 1,325 stadiums at a cost of $23billion, according to its website, including Jacksonville Jaguars’ TIAA Bank Field, the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium, and Texas A&M’s Kyle Field. 

The Bills’ new stadium is their latest project, and it is set for completion in the fall of 2026 – promising to bring fans ‘closer to the action than any other NFL’ team.

Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: ‘No wonder everyone called Tottenham the Buffalo Bills of the Premier League’, while another added: ‘They’re gonna build Tottenham Hotspur Stadium… in Buffalo?’

One other fan commented: ‘It really is a copy and paste of the Tottenham stadium’. 

Upon announcing the release, the Bills insisted they have ‘left no stone unturned in covering every innovative element of new stadium design’.

The inside of the new Bills stadium looks similar to Tottenham's, opened back in April 2019

The inside of the new Bills stadium looks similar to Tottenham’s, opened back in April 2019

Tottenham's stadium also hosts NFL, and recently saw two matches played there this season

Tottenham’s stadium also hosts NFL, and recently saw two matches played there this season

One fan likened the design partly to Tottenham, and partly to Kansas City Chiefs' stadium

One fan likened the design partly to Tottenham, and partly to Kansas City Chiefs’ stadium

They went on to add: ‘The exterior stadium image highlights the team’s desire for a visual identity that reflects some of the historical architecture of Buffalo, while also delivering a modern appearance.

‘Featured in the inside bowl rendering is a stacked seating design, which will help to rain crowd noise down onto the playing field. 

‘In addition to the stacked seating that will provide protection from the elements, extensive radiant heating will be in place to enhance fan comfort.’

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